Letters to the Editor

Support HB 287 for Mandatory Daily Trap Checks

February 01, 2019 at 2:27 pm

Traps are indiscriminate, excluding no species. Montana has no required timeframe a trapper must check his or her traps. Exceptions exist; traps for bobcats in lynx protection zones require a 48-hour trap check and wolf traps require a visu...

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Through with Chew Week! Lincoln County Health Department encourages area residents to quit smokeless tobacco

January 25, 2019 at 3:00 am

Montana’s smokeless tobacco rates are twice as high as the national average for both male youth (13.8 percent) and male adults (14 percent). The week of February 17 through 23 is “Through with Chew Week,” and is an entire week dedicated to ...

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Daines fighting for rural broadband

January 25, 2019 at 3:00 am

More than 40 percent of rural Montanans lack access to broadband internet. This phenomenon, known as the digital divide, holds rural America back by not allowing millions of people to take advantage of the basic online opportunities that ex...

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What is a market-based approach to water quality?

January 25, 2019 at 3:00 am

Last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. EPA released a joint letter encouraging market-based, collaborative approaches to reduce excess nutrients in waterways. But, few other details were offered on how to best take this...

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Treasure State Parents Will Discover Education Options for Children During National School Choice Week

January 25, 2019 at 3:00 am

Parents, students, and teachers are celebrating the education options available in Montana during School Choice Week, Jan. 20-26.The week will feature 98 events and activities across the Treasure State, including open house events at school...

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Through with Chew Week! Lincoln County Health Department encourages area residents to quit smokeless tobacco

January 25, 2019 at 3:00 am

Montana’s smokeless tobacco rates are twice as high as the national average for both male youth (13.8 percent) and male adults (14 percent). The week of February 17 through 23 is “Through with Chew Week,” and is an entire week dedicated to ...

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Daines fighting for rural broadband

January 25, 2019 at 3:00 am

More than 40 percent of rural Montanans lack access to broadband internet. This phenomenon, known as the digital divide, holds rural America back by not allowing millions of people to take advantage of the basic online opportunities that ex...

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What is a market-based approach to water quality?

January 25, 2019 at 3:00 am

Last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. EPA released a joint letter encouraging market-based, collaborative approaches to reduce excess nutrients in waterways. But, few other details were offered on how to best take this...

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Treasure State Parents Will Discover Education Options for Children During National School Choice Week

January 25, 2019 at 3:00 am

Parents, students, and teachers are celebrating the education options available in Montana during School Choice Week, Jan. 20-26.The week will feature 98 events and activities across the Treasure State, including open house events at school...

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We can lower medication costs in Montana

January 22, 2019 at 2:00 am

Everyone agrees that the high cost of prescription medications is a huge issue, but there hasn’t been a serious attempt to solve the problem in Montana. We’re changing that by bringing forward legislation we estimate will save Montanans abo...

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